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Noursoultan / Mannarino: “I’m not going to be a fake …”

ByRoborto Sykes

Nov 1, 2020

And ten. This Saturday, the French Adrian Mannarino, 39th player in the world and seeded No. 3, qualified for the tenth final of his career, on the side of the ATP 250 tournament in Nursoultan, Kazakhstan, played on hard, at the expense of the Finnish Emil Ruusuvuori, 90th player in the world and from qualifying, in two sets (7-5, 6-2) and 1h41 of play.

Mannarino: “Suddenly, I force myself to play”

At the end of this meeting, in comments reported by L’Equipe, the Habs did not show their satisfaction: “I will not be fake. It’s not because I’m winning matches that I’m necessarily happier to be in tournaments. Whatever happens, it’s difficult at the moment. We are more or less obliged to play from week to week. Even if the “prize money” decreases and the conditions are less funny, at the level of the classification even if we do not lose the points, if we do not play, other players pass us in front of us. It’s a bit of a race. Suddenly, I force myself to play. Already the conditions are not easy, if we go to tournaments from week to week knowing that we do not really have enough to defend our chances, it is depressing. Being able to play tennis again normally gave me back joy in everyday life. Tennistically, I felt pretty good, it’s just that I couldn’t run or push on my right leg at all. I am happy that the results are coming even if, like everyone else, I wish we could enjoy life a little more. ”

Second title this Sunday for Mannarino?

This Sunday, Adrian Mannarino will try to lift the trophy, the second of his career on the ATP Tour. The Australian John Millman, 45th player in the world and seeded No. 4, will face him.